Cochrane Community Overview

Cochrane is a large town in the Canadian province of Alberta. The town is located 22 km west of the city of Calgary, along Highway 1A.

With a population of 13,760 (2006), Cochrane is one of Alberta's largest towns[2] and one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. It is part of Calgary's Census Metropolitan Area (1,107,200 in 2006) and a member community of the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP).

Cochrane was established in 1881 as the Cochrane Ranche by Senator Matthew Henry Cochrane.[4] It became a village in 1903 and a town in 1971. Today Cochrane is booming and is experiencing rapid growth due to its proximity to Calgary.

Cochrane is situated at the base of Big Hill in the Bow River Valley. It sits at an elevation of 1,186 meters (3,891 ft). The town is intersected by Highway 1A and Highway 22. Cochrane has a reputation for its western culture which can easily be felt when one wanders the streets (particularly Main Street). The town is a popular destination for Ice Cream in its quaint western-oriented stores as well as for windsports, golfing, hiking, and other adventure activities like Extreme Jacks.

Cochrane is also a small industrial centre. Major industries include lumber, construction, retail, and agriculture (ranching). It is notable as being one of a very few communities in Canada with no business tax.

Cochrane is known for outdoor pursuits. It is a centre for paragliding/skydiving instruction, with the renowned Muller family operating a school at the top of the Big Hill.

The hill is also a popular training ground for cyclists from the area, who take advantage of its [7%] grade and [3.5km] distance.

Cochrane houses attractions such as Cochrane Ranche Historic Site and Bert Sheppard Stockmen's Foundation Library And Archives, located in the Cochrane Ranchehouse.

Cochrane is home to schools from both the Public Rockyview School Division as well as the Separate Calgary Catholic School District. As of 2008, there are currently 8 Public and Separate schools in operation within the Town boundaries.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

Closest LRTs

Tuscany CTrain Station 11.06 km
Crowfoot CTrain Station 12.51 km
Dalhousie CTrain Station 14.86 km
69 Street CTrain Station 16.28 km
Brentwood CTrain Station 16.51 km

Cochrane Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Acreages     1$1750$1750$1750
Apartments     5$900$1900$1299
Basements     2$975$1000$987
Condos     14$1090$2100$1367
Duplexes     12$1150$1800$1491
Houses     15$1500$3000$1920
Lofts     1$1050$1050$1050
Main Floors     3$790$1700$1113
Shared     3$600$750$666
Townhouses     11$1095$1700$1448
Total Rentals     67$600$3000$1468
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Cochrane     69$500$3000$1452

Closest Schools

Holy Spirit School Separate All Grades 129 Powell St, Cochrane, AB, Canada 0.70 km
St. Timothy Jr./Sr. High School Separate All Grades 501 Sunset Drive, Cochrane, AB, T4C 2K4 2.23 km
Tuscany School Public Elementary 990 Tuscany Dr NW 17.45 km
St. Basil School Separate All Grades 919 Tuscany Drive NW 17.63 km
Royal Oak School Public Elementary 9100 Royal Birch BV NW 18.30 km
Twelve Mile Coulee School PublicJunior High 65 Tuscany Hills Road NW Calgary AB T3L 0C7 17.84 km
Arbour Lake School PublicJunior High 27 Arbour Crest Dr NW 19.52 km
Thomas B. Riley School PublicJunior High 3915 69 St NW 22.97 km
Tom Baines School PublicJunior High 250 Edgepark Blvd NW 23.04 km
H.D. Cartwright School PublicJunior High 5500 Dalhart Rd NW 23.51 km
Robert Thirsk High School PublicHigh School 8777 Nose Hill Drive NW Calgary AB T3G 5T3 20.58 km
Bowness High School PublicHigh School 4627 77 St NW 21.99 km
START Outreach PublicHigh School 4110 79 Street NW 22.08 km
Sir Winston Churchill High School PublicHigh School 5220 Northland Dr NW 25.37 km
Ernest Manning High School PublicHigh School 20 Springborough Blvd SW 26.27 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Closest Libraries

Crowfoot Branch 8665 Nose Hill Drive20.82 km
Bowness Branch 7930 Bowness Road NW22.15 km
Nose Hill Branch 1530 Northmount Drive NW25.64 km
Signal Hill Branch 5994 Signal Hill Center SW28.30 km
Country Hills Branch 11150 Country Village Link NW28.61 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Distance to Local Landmarks

Ambrose University College 26.23 km
Calgary Airport 33.18 km
Chinook Centre Mall 35.28 km
Devry Institute of Tech 36.92 km
Downtown Calgary 31.92 km
Foothills Hospital 27.64 km
Market Mall 25.28 km
Mount Royal University 31.17 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 36.44 km
Rockyview Hospital 34.47 km
SAIT 30.37 km
South Health Campus 50.11 km
Southcentre Mall 39.06 km
Sunridge Mall 36.50 km
University of Calgary 27.04 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

Cochrane Map View

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